Machine learning versus human understanding

1. Self-Learning Monte Carlo Method: Continuous-Time Algorithm
Authors: Yuki Nagai, Huitao Shen, Yang Qi, Junwei Liu, and Liang Fu

2. Can Boltzmann Machines Discover Cluster Updates?
Authors: Lei Wang

Recommended with a commentary by Anton Akhmerov, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft.
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Robust even denominator Fractional Quantum Hall State

1. Robust fractional quantum Hall states and continuous quantum phase transitions in a half-filled bilayer graphene Landau level
Authors: Alexander A. Zibrov, Carlos. R. Kometter, Haoxin Zhou, Eric M. Spanton,
Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Michael P. Zaletel, and Andrea F. Young

2. Even denominator fractional quantum Hall state in bilayer graphene
Authors: J. I. A. Li, C. Tan, S. Chen, Y. Zeng, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, J. Hone, and C.R.

Recommended with a commentary by Patrick Lee, MIT.
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Using the fluid to guide microswimmers

Squirmers in nematic liquid crystals: Guiding microswimmers by an
anisotropic medium

Authors: Juho S. Lintuvuori, Alois Würger, and Kevin Stratford

Recommended with a commentary by Thomas R. Powers, Brown University.
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From traffic jams on RNA to the quantum mechanics of spin chains

1. Kinetics of biopolymerization on nucleic acid templates
Authors: C. T. MacDonald, J. H. Gibbs and A. C. Pipkin
Biopolymers, 6(1), pp.1-25 (1968)

2. Bethe solution for the dynamical-scaling exponent of the noisy Burgers equation
Authors: Leh-Hun Gwa and Herbert Spohn
Phys. Rev. A 46, 844 (1992)

3. Exactly Solvable Models for Many-Body Systems Far from Equilibrium
Authors: G.M. Schütz and K.J. Wiese
Vol.19, Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena, edited by Domb and Green (2001)

Recommended with a commentary by Robijn Bruinsma, University of California, Los Angeles.
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Spinning Spins

1. Barnett effect in paramagnetic states
Authors: Masao Ono, Hiroyuki Chudo, Kazuya Harii, Satoru Okayasu, Mamoru Matsuo, Jun’ichi Ieda, Ryo Takahashi, Sadamichi Maekawa, and Eiji Saitoh
Phys. Rev. B 92, 174424 (2015)

2. Observation of Barnett fields in solids by nuclear magnetic resonance
Authors: Hiroyuki Chudo, Masao Ono, Kazuya Harii, Mamoru Matsuo, Jun’ichi Ieda, Rie Haruki, Satoru Okayasu, Sadamichi Maekawa, Hiroshi Yasuoka1 and Eiji Saitoh
Applied Physics Express 7, 063004 (2014)

3. Rotational Doppler Effect and Barnett Field in Spinning NMR
Authors: Hiroyuki Chudo, Kazuya Harii, Mamoru Matsuo, Jun’ichi Ieda, Masao Ono, Sadamichi Maekawa, and Eiji Saitoh
J. Phys. Soc. Japan 84, 043601 (2015)

4. Spin hydrodynamic generation
Authors: R. Takahashi, M. Matsuo, M. Ono, K. Harii, H. Chudo, S. Okayasu, J. Ieda, S. Takahashi, S. Maekawa, and E. Saitoh
Nature Physics 12, 52 (2016)

Recommended with a commentary by S. M. Girvin, Yale University.
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Time crystals without localization?

Observation of discrete time-crystalline order in a disordered dipolar many-body system
Authors: Soonwon Choi, Joonhee Choi, Renate Landig, Georg Kucsko, Hengyun Zhou, Junichi Isoya, Fedor Jelezko, Shinobu Onoda, Hitoshi Sumiya, Vedika Khemani, Curt von Keyserlingk, Norman Y. Yao, Eugene Demler, and Mikhail D. Lukin
Nature 543, 221225 (2017), arXiv:1610.08057

Recommended with a commentary by Rahul Nandkishore, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Optically driven superconductivity

Theory of enhanced interlayer tunneling in optically driven high-Tc superconductors.
Authors: J. Okamoto, A. Cavalleri, and L. Mathey.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 227001 (2016), arXiv:1606.09276

Recommended with a commentary by Atsushi Fujimori, University of Tokyo.
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Quizzing active matter: one’s ability to solve a maze depends on one’s behaviour

Active Brownian particles and run-and-tumble particles separate inside a maze.
Authors: M. Khatami, K. Wolff, O. Pohl, M.R. Ejtehadi, and H. Stark.
Scientific Reports 6, Article No: 37670 (2016) [doi:10.1038/srep37670], arXiv:1611.00191

Recommended with a commentary by Ramin Golestanian, Oxford University.
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Majorana fermions and half-quantum vortices in superfluid 3-He

Observation of Half-Quantum Vortices in Topological Superfluid 3-He.
Authors: S. Autti, V. V. Dmitriev, J. T. Maskinen, A. A. Soldatov, G. E. Volovik, A. N. Yudin, V. V. Zavjalov and V. B. Eltsov.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 255301 (2016), arXiv:1508.02197

Recommended with a commentary by Tony Leggett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Renormalizing complex models: It is hard without Landau!

1. Parameter Space Compression Underlies Emergent Theories and Predictive Models.
Authors: Benjamin B. Machta, Ricky Chachra, Mark K. Transtrum, and James P. Sethna.
Science 342, 604-607 (2013)

2. PCA meets RG.
Authors: Serena Bradde and William Bialek.

Recommended with a commentary by Ilya Nemenman, Emory University.
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Quantum simulation of Hubbard model

1. Experimental realization of a long-range antiferromagnet in the Hubbard model with ultracold atoms.
Authors: A. Mazurenko, C. S. Chiu, G. Ji, M. F. Parsons, M. Kanasz-Nagy, R. Schmidt, F. Grusdt, E. Demler, D. Greif, and M. Greiner.

Recommended with a commentary by Dung-Hai Lee, University of California, Berkeley.
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No Go Theorems in Interacting Fermions

1. Pomeranchuk instability and response beyond the quasiparticle regime.
Authors: Egor I. Kiselev, Mathias S. Scheurer, Peter Wölfle, and Jörg Schmalian.

2.Conservation and persistence of spin currents and their relation to the Lieb-Schulz-Mattis twist operators.
Authors: N. Bray-Ali and Z. Nussinov.
Phys. Rev. B 80, 012401 (2009)

Recommended with a commentary by Chandra Varma, University of California, Riverside.
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The Mystery of SmB6 : Topological or Strange Insulator?

1. Consistency of Photoemission and Quantum Oscillations for Surface States of SmB6.
Authors: J. D. Denlinger, Sooyoung Jang, G. Li, L. Chen, B. J. Lawson, T. Asaba, C. Tinsman, F. Yu, Kai Sun, J. W. Allen, C. Kurdak, Dae-Jong Kim, Z. Fisk, Lu Li.

2. Low-temperature conducting state in two candidate topological Kondo insulators: SmB6 and Ce3Bi4Pt3
Authors: N. Wakeham, P. FS. Rosa, Y. Q. Wang, M. Kang, Z. Fisk. F. Ronning and J. D. Thompson.
Phys. Rev. B 94, 0351275 (2016)

3. Anomalous 3D bulk AC conduction within the Kondo gap of SmB6 single crystals.
Authors: N. J. Laurita, C. M. Morris, S. M. Koohpayeh, P. F. S. Rosa, W. A. Phelan, Z. Fisk, T. M. McQueen, N. P. Armitage.
arXiv:1608.03901, Phys. Rev. B 94, 165154 (2016)

4. Suppression of magnetic excitations near the surface of the topological Kondo insulator SmB6.
Authors: P. K. Biswas, M. Legner, G. Balakrishnan, M. Ciomaga Hatnean, M. R. Lees, D. McK. Paul, E. Pomjakushina, T. Prokscha, A. Suter, T. Neupert and Z. Salman.
arXiv:1701.00955, Phys. Rev. B 95, 020410(R) (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Piers Coleman, Rutgers.
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High Tc and the Materials Genome

1. High-Pressure Hydrogen Sulfide from First Principles: A Strongly Anharmonic Phonon-Mediated Superconductor.
Authors: Ion Errea, Matteo Calandra, Chris J. Pickard, Joseph Nelson, Richard J. Needs, Yinwei Li, Hanyu Liu, Yunwei Zhang, Yanming Ma and Francesco Mauri.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 157004 (2015)

2. Perspective: Role of Structure Prediction in Materials Discovery and Design.
Authors: Richard J. Needs and Chris J. Pickard.
APL Materials 4, 053210 (2016)

Recommended with a commentary by Zachary Fisk (U. C. Irvine), Warren E. Pickett (U. C. Davis) and Joe. D. Thompson (Los Alamos).
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Topological meta-fluids

1. Topological Acoustics.
Authors: Zhaoju Yang, Fei Gao, Xihang Shi, Xiao Lin, Zhen Gao, Yidong Chong, and Baile Zhang.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 114301 (2015)

2. Topological sound in active-liquid metamaterials.
Authors: Anton Souslov, Benjamin C. van Zuiden, Denis Bartolo, and Vincenzo Vitelli.
ArXiv: 1610.06873

Recommended with a commentary by M. Cristina Marchetti, Syracuse University.
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No-Enclave Percolation

1. No-Enclave Percolation Corresponds to Holes in the Cluster Backbone.
Authors: Hao Hu, Robert M. Ziff, and Youjin Deng.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 185701, 2016 (2016)

Recommended with a commentary by Mark Bowick and Greg Huber, ITP, Santa Barbara.

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Phase diagrams of cuprate superconductors

1. Perspective on the phase diagram of cuprate high-temperature superconductors.
Authors: D. Rybicki, M. Jurkutat, S. Reichardt, C. Kapusta, and J. Haase.
arXiv:1511.02408; Nature Communications 7, Article number: 11413 (2016)

2. Bulk superconductivity at 84 K in the strongly overdoped regime of cuprates.
Authors: A. Gauzzi, Y. Klein, M. Nisula, M. Karppinen, P. K. Biswas, H. Saadaoui, E. Morenzoni, P. Manuel, D. Khalyavin, M. Marezio, and T. H. Geballe.
arXiv:1612.04707; Physical Review B 94, 180509(R) (2016)

Recommended with a commentary by Joerg Schmalian, Joerg Schmalian, Karlsruhe, Germany.

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A Dirac Spin Liquid May Fill the Gap in the Kagome Antiferromagnet

1. Signatures of Dirac cones in a DMRG study of the Kagome Heisenberg model.
Authors: Yin- Chen He, Michael P. Zaletel, Masaki Oshikawa, and Frank Pollmann.

2. Competing Spin Liquid Phases in the S=1/2 Heisenberg Model on the Kagome Lattice.
Authors: Shenghan Jiang, Panjin Kim, Jung Hoon Han, Ying Ran.

Recommended with a commentary by Ashvin Vishwanath, Harvard University.

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Is there a speed limit for thermalization?

1. Gapless spin-fluid ground state in a random quantum Heisenberg magnet.
Author: S. Sachdev and J. Ye.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 70, 3339 (1993)

2. A bound on chaos.
Authors: J. Maldacena, S. H. Shenker, and D. Stanford.
JHEP 8 (2016) 106, hep-th/1503.01409

Recommended with a commentary by Michael Mulligan, UC Riverside .

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Entropic costs of metabolic regulation

1. Growth against entropy in bacterial metabolism: the phenotypic trade-off behind empirical growth rate distributions in E. coli.
Author: Daniele De Martino, Fabrizio Capuani, and Andrea De Martino.
Physical Biology 13, 036005 (2016)

Recommended with a commentary by Kirill Korolev ,Boston University.

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